A Long Way Away

By Frank Viva (Artist)
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316221962, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '13 Kids List
“This two-way story is an awesome choice for beginning readers and read-aloud fans alike. Follow Viva's tale from top - to - bottom or bottom - to - top. The choice is yours! Viva's artwork is always beautiful, and this title is no exception. Bright reds, blues, and yellows punctuate simple black backgrounds with graphic patterns and touches of whimsy. I want to frame these spreads and hang them on my wall!”
-- Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Description

In the first reading experience of its kind, blast off on a journey through twenty-six feet of continuous vertical art, which reads beautifully no matter which cover you start from. Begin at one end, and you're on the ocean floor; follow a creature along a bright yellow trail up into deep space to his alien family's embrace. Or, start from the other end and follow an alien floating down into the depths of the ocean to rest.
Whether journeying home or heading to bed, enjoy a satisfying and surprising trip from rising star Frank Viva.




About the Author

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, on the cover of the New Yorker, on scaffolding surrounding a library, and on the illustrated stationary produced by his company Whigby. But ever since publishing his first picture book, Along a Long Road, making books is his favorite thing to do.




Praise For A Long Way Away

"From the farthest reaches of outer space to the deepest ocean on Earth and back again, Frank Viva takes readers on a round trip ride...Deceptively simple, this is one story a parent or child will want to return to again and again. "—The Horn Book

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